Friday, May 7, 2010

And The Hits Keep Coming


It's me and I'm typing from my "bed nest" of pillows on my super-cool iPad so please forgive my spelling and grammar errors. I just have to keep thanking everyone for their concern and generosity. The people I hear from from all around the country, the unbelievable gifts that arrive every day, it's completely flabbergasting. My mom keeps asking "how do know all these people?". Well, hell if I know, but I'm not complaining. The things that arrive on my doorstep daily would encompass a blog in itself. I just thought yesterday morning was particularly fabulous. Wendy and I were retuning from Target with the makings of my new bed-nest (my nurse says Thursday "oh shit, don't worry, no one can sleep the first few weeks after boob expander reconstruction surgery. Most people have to sleep in recliners. Up your Valium intake and go buy 10 pillows.") and there waiting on my doorstep by 10am are these items : a big jug of Titos vodka (highly recommended), two tupperwares of homemade queso fundito (that's spicy cheese dip for my gringos) and a certificate for a manicure/pedicure. Seriously, what more does a gal need? I'll fill you in more on the amazing things people have done soon - but the case of pints of my absolute favorite frozen custard from Milwaukee, Kopps, along with candied nuts and hot fudge? Seriously, things are silly around here. And what we opened from my brother pete's family today? I'm still peeing my pants. More tomorrow... My upped valium says nighty night. :)

Quick Addendum: Ok, it's me again on Sunday night, this is what was making me pee my pants. My brother and sister-in-law in somewhere random Wisconsin loved the fact that I was sharing a hospital floor with Brett Michaels. Their care package included a framed photo of Brett for me and a Best of Poison CD for Nick. I'm taking the photo to chemo with me on Monday, no kidding.


9 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised at the outpouring of concern, love, and gifts! You are such a loving, giving person that everybody wants to show you the same kind of caring that you show to them always! I miss you all and send you a (gentle) hug this morning. Love and XOXOX, Virginia

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  2. Hi Kristin, Deborah here (pocono's) your blog is just hilarious! Keep up the positive funny outlook! Titos vodka sounds good:)...just keep writing and photographing the gifts and stuff...you have the makings of a wonderful book:) Prayer warriors getting set for next week...you can do this pretty girl. You have true grit deep down in your soul and a warrior spirit...hugs (not too tight) peace and holiness of spirit, Love Deborah

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  3. Queso fundito and vodka? I will be right over! :) You are a blessing to so many doll and you are loved! Receive these gifts and gestures and outpouring of love...soak it up. Nurture yourself. I love you and your little family. Remember I am your prayer warrior my friend. xoxo

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  4. You = Perspective for the rest of us. Thank you.

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  5. You deserve it all Kritter!!! Love you!

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  6. Kristin -

    Happy Mother's Day! I hope your day is filled with lots of love, hearty laughs, and good food! Eat now while you still have your taste buds! :) You're going to get through chemo the same way you've gotten through these past few weeks - with humor and strength, and the help of great family and friends. We love you! Pat and Andy

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  7. Happy Mother's Day Kristin! You deserve a most wonderful and pampered day! -Cami and Bob Olshan

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  8. Kristin and Nick- does that picture frame look familiar?? My parents took it from your wedding! And they're finally getting around to returning it now, LOL.

    We all check your blog often, and really appreciate all the updates. We're sending our best wishes and positive thoughts your way.
    love, caitlin

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  9. so........what i need to know is 1. what is under brett michael's hairpie wrap and 2. i bet he has a shitload you can borrow!?!?!?!? enjoy that tito's and queso - the byrd's know that you hower's LOVE a high class combo. ps...i know i am not supposed to be sappy but damn, i love you more and more i see you through the eyes of this, um let's say, "CHALLANGE"..(more like caca). you are BEAUTIFUL!!! love - a

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